Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Coleman Camp Axe (Hatchet) Review

I would like to start off by saying that I am not paid or affiliated with Coleman in any manner. That being said, I would like to offer my honest opinion of the Coleman Camp Axe. There are both positives and negatives about the Coleman Camp Axe.

Among the Positives is quality for price. The Coleman Camp Axe cost around $8.00 making it very affordable. The Coleman Camp Axe weighs 1.6 pounds making it very lightweight for backpacking. The axe head is made out of drop forged carbon steel. The handle is constructed out of forged steel making it very strong. We beat up the handle really bad and could not damage it. The Coleman Camp Axe has a nice rubber grip. The axe chops small trees quickly and with ease.

For the price, we did not find many things we did not like about the Coleman Camp Axe. To be honest we were very surprised with the axe. Among the negatives is the fact that the axe comes very dull and will need to be sharpened. Another negative is because of the axes super light weight it is not a very effective splitting tool. We were able to split wood without damaging the axe by buttoning the handle with a larger piece of wood, but this is not recommended.

Overall we found the Coleman Camp Axe to be a reliable quality product from Coleman. We feel that the positives outweigh the negatives greatly. If you are on a budget or just need a low price axe I recommend the Coleman Camp Axe. Below is a video demonstration of the Coleman Camp Axe in Action.

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Every Day Carry (EDC) (SHTF Survivalist)

Every day carry items are things you carry with you every day. From a survival stand point there are a few things to keep with you at all times. There are three items no one should leave home without.

A good pocket knife should be part of your EDC. There are many uses for a good pocket knife. Pocket knives can be used to cut rope, build shelter, skin animals, and personal defense just to name a few. I recommend never leaving home without a good pocket knife.

A fire steel or lighter should also be part of your EDC. Being able to start a fire on demand is something no one should be without. A Fire can be used to boil water for safe drinking. A fire can also be used to keep warm or ward off dangerous predators. Having a way to make a fire can mean the difference between life and death in a survival situation.

The last item no one should leave home without is a multi-tool. Multi-tools can be used to cut, bend, and pry things. Multi tools can also be used to put together or take apart mechanical things with screws and bolts. Multi-tools can be used in unconventional ways too. With so many uses a multi-tool is something everyone should carry every day.

A pocket knife, way to start fire, and multi-tool should be part of your EDC. These three items are the best tools you can keep on your person. Having these three items will greatly increase your chance of survival should a survival situation occur. Don’t forget to check your pockets next time you leave your home.